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Re: Building custom apps vs deb packages ...

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k, how does this work then ...

I built cyrus-sasl from source code, since I need SQLite support, but not 
mysql/pgsql ... so, I try 'apt-get install postfix', since I figure that 
mysql/pgsql won't hurt there, and I don't need any other features that really 
require me to build it custom ... but, apt-get comes back with:

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
or been moved out of Incoming.

Since you only requested a single operation it is extremely likely that
the package is simply not installable and a bug report against
that package should be filed.
The following information may help to resolve the situation:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
  postfix: Depends: libsasl2 (>= 2.1.19) but it is not going to be installed
E: Broken packages

So, I have to build postfix from scratch regardless? :(

- --On Thursday, February 15, 2007 13:15:01 +0100 Petr Salinger 
<Petr.Salinger@seznam.cz> wrote:

>> apt-get install postfix
>> it will then proceed to install PostgreSQL, LDAP, MySQL and CDB map support,
>> which I don't want ...
> It is not needed, as postfix have only "suggest" on postfix-pgsql,
> postfix-ldap, ...
>> Is there any way of telling it to avoid all of that?  I just want a simple
>> postfix install with Berkeley DB support ... do I really have to configure /
>> build from scratch for this?
> Please, which version of postfix are you using ?
> Postfix needed GNU/kFreeBSD specific patch,
> http://glibc-bsd.alioth.debian.org//patches/debian-only/postfix.diff,
> version in unreleased is severely outdated,
> patch is included in version in experimental.
> So, to get current unstable postfix, you have to build yourself.
> Try to "apt-get build-dep postfix", "apt-get source postfix",
> apply above mentioned patch and build by
> "cd postfix-2.3.7; dpkg-buildpackage -rfakeroot -b -uc"
> During build, PostgreSQL, LDAP, MySQL and CDB will be needed,
> but not after that.
> Uploading packages into unreleased is allowed only to DDs,
> so I cannot upload it into archive.
> Petr

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